Ursula Biemann
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Ursula Biemann (b. 1955, Zurich) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and involves fieldwork in remote locations where she investigates climate change and the ecologies of oil, ice and water. Her new video-work, Acoustic Ocean, commissioned by The Atlantic Project, was filmed on the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway and sets out to explore the sonic ecology of marine life in the cold North Atlantic. Biemann says, “The scientist as an explorer and important mediator of the contemporary understanding of our planetary ecosystems is a central figure. She makes her appearance in the person of a Sami (indigenous to Scandinavia) biologist-diver who is using a submersible vehicle equipped with hydrophones and recording devices. Her task is to sense the submarine space for acoustic and other biological forms of expression. It is a science fictional quest into an amphibian life.”

National Marine Aquarium Opened in May 1998, with the charitable aims of research, education and conservation, NMA is the largest aquarium in the UK, driving marine conservation through engagement. Built on reclaimed land in Sutton Harbour, next to the barbican and Plymouth’s historic fish market, the Aquarium is divided into four main zones: Plymouth Sound, British Coasts, Atlantic Ocean and Blue Planet. A visit to the aquarium goes from the local waters of Plymouth to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.